Daily Archives: February 16, 2016

New AFL-CIO TPP Report Highlights Lack of Worker Protections

Read the Report  (Washington, DC, February 16, 2016) – On a conference call today, Cathy Feingold, AFL-CIO Director of International Affairs and Celeste Drake, AFL-CIO Trade Policy Specialist, discussed a new AFL-CIO report on the lack of adequate labor rights … Continue reading

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More Than 100 State and Local Governments Considering Anti-TPP Resolutions

(Washington, DC, February 16, 2016) More than 100 state and local governments have introduced or passed resolutions opposing the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP). In addition, more than 100 resolutions opposing the TPP were passed at recent precinct caucuses in Iowa. State … Continue reading

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Senator Chuck Grassley has forgotten about his constitutional responsibilities.

Senator Chuck Grassley has forgotten about his constitutional responsibilities. Will you help us remind him? When Justice Scalia passed away this weekend, Senator Grassley didn’t even wait a day before diving into partisan politics. He issued a statement indicating his … Continue reading

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Iowa Medicaid Managed Care Improvement & Oversight Bill – Sf 2107 Bill Summary

Intent:  Medicaid managed care should be implemented and administered in a manner that safeguards the interests of Medicaid members, encourages the participation of Medicaid providers and protects the interests of Iowa taxpayers. Provides for vigorous government oversight of the privatized … Continue reading

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Labor History

February 17 Sixty-three sit-down strikers, demanding recognition of their union, are tear-gassed and driven from two Fansteel Metallurgical Corp. plants in Chicago. Two years later the U.S. Supreme Court declared sit-down strikes illegal. The tactic had been a major industrial … Continue reading

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